Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology

ISBN-13: 9780190202774

ISBN-10: 0190202777

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen

Edition: 10

Publication date:
2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Format:
Paperback 344 pages
Category:
Sociology
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Acknowledged author D. Stanley Eitzen wrote Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology comprising 344 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0190202777 and 9780190202774. Since then Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $15.05 or rent at the marketplace.


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Sports buffs know all about famous players and coaches and can recite statistics in endless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the role of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative ways? What about the ways in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to maintain control over athletes?These issues and more are examined in Sport in Contemporary Society, Tenth Edition, a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur.